Bay County Medical Care Facility is in Essexville, Michigan, a city with 11,483 people. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section
Bay County Medical Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an A+ in this area. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses are with patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our short-term care grade. In our short-term care rating, we endeavor to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This facility received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor dings are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final category is long-term care, where we gave this facility a grade of C in this area. Our long-term care scores are critical for patients looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.729 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bay County Medical Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 3.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 91.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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